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Maximizing Points and Miles on Summer Road Trips

July 14, 2014

Summer is in full swing, and that means Americans are on the move. According to surveys by both Orbitz and Trip Advisor, nearly 90% of Americans plan to take a summer vacation this year, hardly surprising given the Arctic conditions that had a death grip on much of the country this winter. Over 40% traveled […]

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Hertz Promo: Double Bonus Points on Weekly Rentals This Summer

June 6, 2014

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members generally earn one point for every qualifying dollar spent on Hertz rentals, but now through August 22, 2014, they can earn double Gold Plus Rewards bonus points on weekly rentals of a mid-size or larger vehicle, using promotional code (PC) 199172. Rental cars may be picked up at airport locations in the U.S., Canada or […]

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Daily Getaway May 20: Hertz Gold Plus Reward Points

May 20, 2014

American Express and the US Travel Association (a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting US travel) have partnered to offer discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs during the next month, including hotel packages, points/miles purchase promos, rental car discounts and more. These deals are called the Daily Getaways. Each day we’ll hash out the details […]

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Ways To Save On Rental Cars

October 9, 2013

Award travelers quickly pick up ways to save money on airlines and hotels, but rental cars are the next greatest expense. Therefore,  TPG contributor Jason Steele has made it his mission to find every possible way to cut these costs. One way is through points and miles, see Earning the Most Miles and Points on Car […]

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National’s One Two Free Rental Promotion Returns in September

August 28, 2013

National’s One Two Free promotion will be returning on September 9, 2013. The new promotional site is up but has minimal details on if this year’s deal will change much from last year, but my guess is it will generally be similar to years past. The only information given so far is that it that […]

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Saving Behind The Wheel: Rental Car Summer Promos Roundup

July 18, 2013

Summer means road trips – and not always in your own set of wheels. So whether you are driving up the West coast in a convertible or  need a minivan big enough to transport the family between amusement parks in Orlando, saving money on car rental is a priority. With that being said, I wanted […]

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Travel Tuesday: Top 13 Car Rental Bonuses For Summer

May 21, 2013

Memorial Day is coming up this weekend, and that means the summer driving season is upon us. If you’re one of the millions of Americans thinking of taking to the open road, chances are you might spare the wear and tear on your own vehicle in favor of renting one – especially since there are […]

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Saturday Recap: Bonus Delta SkyMiles in BusinessElite, Bonus AAdvantage Miles from Hertz, Tickets Now Available for 2013 Chicago Seminars, Earn Bonus Rapid Rewards Points from Alamo

March 30, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Corporate Travelers Earn Up To 20,000 Miles To Sydney Or Tokyo-Narita: Delta launched a promotion that awards flyers with bonus miles when traveling in BusinesElite between New York (JFK) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) or between Los Angeles (LAX) and Sydney (SYD). SkyMiles members will earn […]

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Saturday Recap: Double or Triple Virgin America Elevate Points, Double TrueBlue points with Hilton, 20,000 bonus AAdvantage Miles On Flights to Lima, Bonus Alaska Airlines Miles with Avis

March 16, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Double or Triple Virgin America Elevate Points: Now through June 30, 2013, Virgin America Elevate members can earn either double or even triple points on West Coast flights. Elevate members will earn double points on all qualifying flights from SFO to Las Vegas, […]

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Earn Bonus Miles and Points with These Car Rental Promotions

February 22, 2013

Car rentals can be a great way to maximize the points and miles you earn. Here are some of the most lucrative car rental mileage bonuses going on at the moment to keep in mind for your next rental: Earn up to 3,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles with Budget: Now through April 30, 2013, AAdvantage […]

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Saturday Recap: 75,000 Points for Amex Business Rewards Gold, Save $100 on Admirals Club Membership, Bonus Club Carlson points with Budget, Earn Delta SkyMiles for Joining a Wine Club

January 26, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: 75,000 Points for Amex Business Rewards Gold: Update: The current offer for the American Express Business Gold Rewards Card is 50,000 points after $5,000 in spend during the first 3 months. As a recap from earlier this week, Amex announced a great sign-up bonus for […]

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Maximize Monday: Earning the Most Miles and Points on Car Rentals

January 21, 2013

TPG contributor Jason Steele looks at credit cards with category spending bonuses, travel shopping portals and at various airline and hotel partnerships as he plots out strategies to maximize points earning on car rentals. For many travelers, rental cars can be an unexpected huge expense, so it makes sense for road warriors to use a […]

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Maximizing Car Rental Programs for Free Rental Days

January 4, 2013

Between loyalty programs of their own, partnerships with airlines and hotels, and various promotions with pages and pages of fine print, maximizing car rental awards is a tricky business, so we asked TPG contributor Jason Steele to look at the major car rental companies and how to leverage points, miles and credit cards to get […]

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Earn Delta MQMs with Hertz Airport Rentals Until November 30, 2012

October 15, 2012

Elite qualifying miles are generally pretty hard to get- you usually get them by flying on paid fares or by spending a lot on credit cards. Once in a while there will be an odd hotel promotion, but never have I seen a car rental promotion offering airline elite miles. Leave it to Delta to […]

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National One Two Free Rental Promotion is Back – Earn Free Rental Days Three Times Faster

August 17, 2012

National Car Rental is bringing back the same lucrative promotion that they had last summer where you can earn one free rental day with every two rentals of two or more days between August 20, 2012, and January 31, 2013. So it’s basically buy four get one free. This is in addition to your standard Emerald Club […]

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Sunday Reader Question: The Value of 5,000 AA Miles

August 12, 2012

TPG reader Izzie asks a question about car rentals and the worth of 5,000 points: “I will be going to Maui for my honeymoon and I’m looking to rent a car from August 26th till September 3rd.  I found the cheapest price for a full size on Dollar’s website for $209.92.  But on Avis’s website I […]

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Saturday Recap: 10,000 American AAdvantage Miles with Budget, Marriott Cash and Points, LA Frequent Traveler University, 300 Priority Club Points

August 11, 2012

Here’s a quick recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week. Earn up to 10,000 American miles with Budget. 10,000 American miles with Budget: American and Budget are partnering on a promotion that can earn travelers up to 10,000 bonus American miles and a 30% discount on car rentals at airport locations in […]

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Save Money On Car Rentals With Zalyn.com

June 13, 2012

On last week’s Top 10 Tips for Saving on Car Rentals, one of the commenters suggested checking out a site called Zalyn that aggregates discount coupons for all the major (and some minor) car rental agencies sort of like Autoslash does, though Zalyn supports some agencies Autoslash does not, such as Hertz. The site actually […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Tips for Saving on Car Rentals

June 5, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  The summer driving season is upon us, and with gas prices so high, I thought it would be helpful to put together this list of the top 10 ways to save on car rentals so you can […]

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Enterprise Launches Points Program

February 21, 2012

Big news in the car rental business this week. Enterprise is launching a points system to go along with its Enterprise Plus loyalty program on March 1, 2012. The program used to be geared just toward business travelers hoping to expedite rentals and drop-offs, but now Enterprise has incorporated a whole points component. Though it […]

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Guest Blog Post: Evan! on Rental Car Programs 101

May 10, 2011

Today’s guest blog post is by Flyertalker Evan! (that’s his handle- I’m not actually screaming), who is known for being one of the most savvy people when it comes to analyzing car rental programs and promotions. I fully admit that my coverage on car rental programs has been minimal, so I’ve asked Evan! to chime […]

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Q1 Top Car Rental Mileage Promotions

January 2, 2011

Many people don’t realize how quickly you can rack up miles with car rentals- especially if you are traveling for 3+ days a week. If you are a consultant and only one person in your group rents a car, try to become that person! Yea, its more annoying with expenses, but you can walk away […]

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